Report 4/11/15

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 4/11/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:26 pm

Clifton Springs
Hearing all the talk about snapper Toby Masters teamed up with his Grandfather and Uncle for an attempt at a big red. Launching out of Clifton Springs last Tuesday afternoon the guys anchored up just south of the Point Richards channel. Not long into the session Toby’s rods buckled over with a snapper of 3kg attached to the other end. Tobys fine angling saw him boat his first snapper. By the end of their trip the trio had boated another 6 legal sized snapper plus a bag of flathead as well.
Swan Bay
On Saturday just past Kevin Hunter was fishing the ANSA convention held out of Queenscliff. Kevin took a nice flathead over 1kg that came from inside the Swan Bay channel. Other anglers in the convention weighed in snapper to over 6kg from the Mornington area along with some impressive sized pike from back towards Swan Bay.
With a Midnight start Sunday night Tackleworld Geelong’s Michael Moore was on the hunt for a Gummy Shark. Anchoring up alongside the South Channel out of Queenscliff Michael was plagued by nuisance fish such as port Jackson and banjo shark. After sifting through the unwanted for an hour or so Michael assumed it was just another, but as he went to net the culprit the light from his head lamp revealed a gummy shark that then took off and gave him grief. Finally Michael boated the gummy shark going just over 8kg which made fishing solo in the middle of the night worthwhile.
St Leonards
Just around the corner at St Leonards anglers have been encountering reasonable numbers of squid from the pier. Casting artificial jigs has been most effective at night on the outskirts of the pier lights. Snapper have also been taken at night from the Pier with those dedicated anglers fishing the early hours taking home the best results. Also St Leonards has started to see larger model flathead taken from shallower waters, casting soft plastics or drifting blue bait angler’s boated fish to 60cm in length.

Surf Coast
Down the Surf Coast the spinning action is really starting to fire up with those fishing both beach and rock platforms taking home the goods. Bancoora Beach at the beginning of the run in tide produced Australian Salmon to 2kg. Those driving a little further west down to Lorne took Salmon of a similar size but in larger numbers from the many rock platforms. One of the standout lures at present has been the Sea Iron Pelacus.

Hopkins River
Tackleworld Geelong staff member Chris Pitman was recently at the Hopkins Riverand encountered plenty of bream & perch to 38cm, on black & gold colored lures.
Freshwater anglers fared well this past week with large yellow belly, redfin and trout all finding their way into angler’s bags.
Michael Evans last week spent some time fishing the numerous lakes surroundingBallarat for Redfin. Michael was able to bank numerous fish to 46cm in length. The trusty Fish Arrow soft plastic did the trick with a long cast and slow retrieve necessary.
Lake Eildon
Up at Lake Eildon Tony Hynds spent last weekend targeting the large Yellow Belly. Tony had an excellent trip boating 3 yellow belly to 55cm. Tony noted that purple coloured hardbody lures worked the best. As a by catch Tony caught an impressive sized Murray Cod of 73cm that was promptly released.
Adam Van Der Lugt was at it again this time fishing the many small streams flowing in and around the town of Bright. Casting his fly rod Adam found no shortage of bothbrown and rainbow trout to 800grams in weight. Adam remarked that it was some of the best dry fly fishing he has experienced and the water quality was superb.
Next Week
Next week those with snapper fever can still expect a reasonable chance from just off the channel at Clifton Springs. Swan Bay would have to be the best place for a mixed bag of quality fish such as flathead, pinkies, whiting and squid. Cod season in now open so heading north and trying Eildon should yield good results.

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